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Antique Bakshaish rug

Circa 1890
236 × 152 cm 7’8” x 4’11”


A vivid and extremely attractive antique Bakshaish rug woven around 1880-1890 in exceptional original condition.  The photographs hopefully speak for themselves, it is a beautiful piece that has no  areas of damage or major restoration.  The ends/fringes are original and with only minimal work required to the side-cords/selvedges to preserve the rug.  The background sandy yellow tone is a characteristic of Bakshaish and is an excellent main colour which allows the open geometric design to and variety of blues, reds and greens to work together.

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 One of our favourite rugs right now and as a hard-wearing type it can be used in many rooms to add real charm.

Bakshaish is a region very near to Heriz in the north-west of Persia, they tended to be softer in colour and have a geometric design of leaves and birds. Bakshaish adopt similar designs and weave to Heriz which are woven in the north of Persia.  In the late 19th century they used a variety of designs and colours, often bold and abstract they drew on influences from caucasian rugs using medallions and vivid dyes.  This type of rug has soft rich wool and as a tribal weaving of this region they often used a sandy yellow background allowing the warm reds, pale blue tones and greens in the leaves and abstract motifs to add character.  Antique Bakshaish carpets and rugs are referred to as the oldest production where Heriz and Serapi in the north of Iran come from.  Rare to find antique rugs from this village in such condition now as more often they produced larger carpets for export.

Visit our showroom in Surrey to see this antique rug up close, arrange a home visit to view it in-situ or buy online with confidence.  We would love to help you find the right rug for your room.

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